I have used the Google Address Geocoder node to convert the 6300 addresses to coordinates. I had to do it twice (so total of approx. 12k calls) and everything went very well and I was very happy
Unfortunately after some days I received the following email from Google:
We are happy to see developers using Google Maps Platform Services. However, we recently detected that your Google Cloud/API Project idlike - XXX (id: XXX) could be scraping data from our Google Maps APIs in violation of Google Maps Platform Terms of Service Section 3.2.3.
We work hard to build and maintain high quality data for use in our Google Maps APIs. Scraping, building databases, or otherwise creating permanent copies of data from our Google Maps APIs is strictly prohibited by both the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service and the Google API Terms of Service.
We have restricted your use of the Maps API for 24 hours as granted by the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service Section 5.1 and Google APIs Terms of Service Section 8.a, due to non-compliance with Google Maps Platform Terms of Service Section 3.2.3.
Your previous access to the Maps API will resume in 24 hours, however if your projects continues scraping activity after regaining access, we will suspend it.
Is this expected? Has it happened before? Is there anything I can submit to Google as appeal so that they don’t permanently suspend my project?